Minister Mkhize under no illusions about tasks ahead

Indirect references to recently well-publicised events such as the Mamelodi Hospital incident and the Alexander shut-down in one of his first, if not first public appearance...

SA doctors depressed, concerned about NHI, survey reveals

Healthcare professionals in South Africa are depressed and doubt that the implementation of NHI will contribute to improving the sustainability of the profession, according...

Telehealth can reduce costs and help improve access to care –...

Third-party apps, new mobile technology, and government policies are poised to drastically expand telehealth access in the coming years. That’s good news: Research shows...

Undetected dysglycemia linked to MI, periodontal disease

Undetected dysglycemia is associated with both myocardial infarction (MI) and periodontitis (PD), according to a study published online in Diabetes Care. Anna Norhammar, M.D., from the...

Gift of Givers’ Sooliman included in BHF speaker line-up

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that Dr Imtaz Ismail Sooliman, chairman and founder of the...

More aggressive statin Tx needed post-MI in under 50s

The majority of heart attack patients under 50 with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), the authors of a study published in the Journal of the American College...

Why pharmacovigilance is critical for healthcare professionals

One of the most fundamental principles of all pharmaceutical companies is the safety of the patient. The Pharma industry has records of tragic stories of...

Low cost products, regulatory changes: medical scheme challenges in focus at...

A seminar focusing on a comparison between medical schemes and health insurance primary care plus policies as well as the impact the Conduct of...

SGLT2 inhibitor/exenatide combination may improve renal, mortality outcomes

Combination treatment of a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor with exenatide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, may protect renal function and reduce all-cause...

Mortality may increase as red meat consumptions rises

Results of a study just published online in the BMJ have confirmed that increased red meat intake, especially processed red meat, is tied to...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Fat warning on advanced, fatal prostate cancer

The authors of a study published online this week in Cancer have warned that specific fat deposits, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference are...

Top legal team to head CMS investigation into alleged unethical behaviour...

Some of the country’s top legal minds have been appointed to lead the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) high-level investigation into allegations of racial profiling against...

People with untreated “White Coat Hypertension” twice as likely to die...

White coat hypertension was originally attributed to the anxiety patients might experience during medical appointments. However, over the years, research has suggested the elevated...

Afriforum condemns new Health Minister’s stance on NHI

Lobby group, AfriForum has condemned the announcement by new Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, that the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan must be implemented...

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Diabetic nephropathy recommendations updated

Important changes to its 2019 Standards of Care based on findings from the CREDENCE (Canagliflozin and Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes and Nephropathy)...